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Jul 4, 2011 5:30pm PDT
his last fourth of july as commander of the u.s. forces in afghanistan. he met with american troops in the war zone, and just two weeks before heading home to take on his new job as cia director, he spoke one on one with nbc about america's mission. >> happy fourth of july to all of you. >> reporter: it's his eighth fourth of july in a combat zone, but the last in uniform for general david petraeus. he spent the day visiting some of the thousands of u.s. troops stationed in afghanistan. a farewell tour for a general many consider a rock star who found himself asking these tough as nails troops to just relax. >> the best way to relax is to put your hands in your pockets. that means you right there. go ahead. in fact, i'll put them in my pockets, too, here. >> reporter: credited with helping turn the iraq war around, petraeus was tapped by president obama a year ago to do the same in afghanistan. he admits it hasn't been easy. >> i never felt we could flip afghanistan the way we were able to flip iraq. >> reporter: a tough situation, but he insists not hopeless. >> the situation here
CBS
Jul 3, 2011 6:00pm PDT
old and treating american soldiers in afghanistan. mandy clark will have his story. >> this is the captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. nearly two months after her trial began the case of casey anthony is et is to be in the hands of the jury tomorrow. closing arguments took place today and anthony, a 25-year-old single mother accused of killing her two-year-old daughter three years ago could face the death penalty if convicted. cbs news "48 hours" mystery correspondent troy roberts has been covering the case and has the latest. >> reporter: for three years casey anthony has fought the notion that she killed her own child caylee. >> mama, papa. >> reporter: in 2008 caylee was a spirited two-year-old girl. then a missing person. and a murder victim. casey was her 22-year-old single mom who raised caylee with her grandparents cindy and george, all living together under one roof. but in june 2008 casey abruptly left home with caylee. the family did not see caylee for a month. >> i found out my gran
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 4:00am PDT
-brother of afghan president hamid karzai was reportedly killed this morning in southern afghanistan. ahmed wali karzai was shot dead inside his home in kandahar province according to a senior government official. it appears he was killed by a bodyguard. he has been head of the kandahar provincial council. he was also one of the most powerful men in southern afghanistan. it's alleged that he played a prominent role in the afghanistan drug trade. >>> the united states has formally protested and sharply condemned yesterday's attack on the u.s. embassy in syria. the u.s. said about 300 protesters breached the embassy wall in damascus, chanting anti-american slogans before marine guards regained control. the mob broke windows and spray-painted embassy walls but there were no injuries. the u.s. ambassador's residence was also attacked. secretary of state hillary clinton said president bashar al assad is not serious about reform, and not indispensable. >> from our perspective, he has lost legitimacy, he has failed to deliver on the promises he's made. he has sought and accepted aid from the iranians a
CBS
Jul 29, 2011 4:00am PDT
... and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say. >>> in afghanistan this morning, at least 18 civilians died when a mini bus hit a roadside bomb in southern helmand province. it's just the latest in a surge of taliban violence increasingly targeting afghan politicians and civili civilians. seth doane reports. >> reporter: it was two years ago fausia kufa wrote this troubling message to her daughters. >> reporter: maybe today is the day i will die. >> reporter: her published farewell letter was written because as an outspoken member of parliament in afghanistan, kufi is a target of the taliban. >> right now i think the terrorist acts are the biggest threat for me and for others. for me more because i talk against them. >> reporter: her father was assassinated as were three of her brothers. you're willing to die for your job, for this country? >> we will die one day. i think the pride will be if you die paving the way for others, we're leaving something behind. if i'm afraid i will die and i don't do anything, who will take this country? >> reporter: targeted killings in afghani
MSNBC
Jul 15, 2011 12:00am EDT
on jobs in baghdad, kabul, kandahar, in other parts of the iraq and afghanistan. and the irony of course is that we are being told that we are in this terrible crisis, when the republicans brought out a military bill that increased the military by $17 billion, gives more money to iraq and afghanistan, and i have to say i am very nervous that the president might agree to keep troops in iraq next year, which is longer than george bush wanted to keep them there. so, yeah, i think we can in the short-term save a lot of money by bringing the troops home with no negative job impact. but to get back to your question, what mr. bernanke said correctly is, yes, over the long-term, you should have a plan for deficit reduction from both higher taxes in my judgment and spending cuts. but in the short-term, if you were to do that, you would slow down the recovery. and that's why it's a timing issue. >> in terms of what you just said there about defense cuts, and what might be possible in this congress, i feel like the things that i have heard from republicans that seem like they have sort of silver li
SFGTV2
Jul 7, 2011 7:00pm PDT
, more than 2 million troops deployed to afghanistan and iraq. what are some of the behavioral health issues related to the returning vets that are there, the vets that are there, and the returning vets? i think all of us are paying great attention to the behavioral health issues of anyone who has been in combat. and, first of all, when we use the term "behavioral health," we generally are talking about a broad range of mental and emotional and substance abuse disorders and/or problems. we know that anyone who has been in combat will probably suffer from trauma and anyone who has been in a combat situation will have effects of that trauma. so, the first thing we really want to pay attention to is: how have the individuals who have served in combat absorbed that trauma and become resilient to that trauma? in addition, we are seeing a variety of behavioral adjustments having to do with post-traumatic stress, having to do with depression, having to do with suicide ideation. and of course, the reintegration issues when people come back from combat and move back into their families and try
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 7:00pm EDT
, in the strongest possible terms, the assassination in afghanistan today of president hamid karzai's half brother, ahmed wali karzai, seen as the most powerful man in southern afghanistan was shot in his own home in kandahar by a man he knew and trusted. mandy clark is in kandahar. >> reporter: ahmad wali karzai was rushed to this kandahar hospital but with multiple gunshot wounds there was no chance he would survive. outside in the street lay the body of the man who had gotten through a tight ring of security to gun him down. >> my younger brother was murdered in his house this morning. president hamid karzai announced. ahmed wali karzai was a tribal council leader and considered the most powerful man in southern afghanistan. the attack stunned the city that has been hit by a series of targeted assassinations. this is the place, headquarters in kandahar city. moments ago word of the shooting came through as the police chief was wrapping up his interview with us and he rushed out to take charge. general abdul raziq told us that security was improving in the city when his two cell phones lit up at
ABC
Jul 9, 2011 6:30pm EDT
presidential museum in grand rapids, michigan. >>> we turn overseas, now, and to afghanistan. where there were bold words were delivered by president obama's new defense secretary, leon panetta. on his first trip to afghan stay, about al qaeda, he said, i think we have them on the run. and that victory is, quote, within reach. abc's david kerley is in washington. >> reporter: having succeeded after nine, long years in the hunt for osama bin laden, the new defense secretary boldly says the u.s. is on the verge of defeating al qaeda. >> i think we have them on the run. >> reporter: but speaking to reporters on his way to afghanistan, panetta said timing is critical. >> i think now is the moment to put maximum pressure on them because i do believe that if we continue this effort, that we can really cripple al qaeda, as a threat to this country. >> reporter: here's why. with the killing of bin laden, u.s. forces recovered a treasure trove of intelligence. panetta revealed today they have been able to identify 10 to 20 al qaeda leaders who are based in 4 countries. >> if we can go after them, i thi
CNN
Jul 12, 2011 1:00pm EDT
. >>> in afghanistan, the powerful half brother of afghan president hamid karzai was assassinated today at his home in the southern city of kandahar. officials say he was killed by a trusted guard. the suspect was then killed by other guards. the taliban says the shooter was working for them. ahmed wali karzai was accused by the u.s. and local afghans of being involved in the drug trade and other illegal activities. president karzai spoke to reporters about two hours after the shooting, saying only that quote, this is the life of the afghan people, this sorrow is in every afghan home. >>> high above earth, a final walk in space. these are live pictures that we are bringing to all of you. two crew members of the international space station, you see it here, venturing out on the last space walk of nasa's space shuttle era. absolutely breathtaking. the two floated over the yucatan peninsula. take a look at these live pictures. their job today is to recover a broken pump and stow it in the cargo bay of shuttle "atlantis" which docked with the space station on sunday. the space walk was scheduled to las
CSPAN
Jul 18, 2011 2:00am EDT
them to show documents about them acting in afghanistan or iraq. we are going around and around. >> i think the records are well- chronicled. they lose document, they are unresponsive. they have a false negative credit reporting. all of it is going on, and it is terrible for the people. it is more terrible when they do it to our service people overseas. can you put this up? he was deployed to iraq as a the tenant in 2009-2010. his bank told his wife that she could pay using money orders. chase failed to process the payments. and they submitted inaccurate reports to the credit bureaus, which badly impacted his security clearance while he was still deployed. the military tried to help him. she described her uphill battle. she said, to be honest, i have not been able to do anything with this client. customer service refuses to talk to me without a letter of authorization. i have sent it four separate times to different facts numbers. i have left a voice messages with tebet supervisors and no one calls me back. i need to talk to a human being that will listen to the facts of the case and
PBS
Jul 12, 2011 6:00pm PDT
was the provincial chief of kandahar and of the most powerful men in southern afghanistan. this death will leave a power vacuum in be -- in the battle against the taliban insurgency. he was stopped by allegations of corruption. he is suspected of been involved in the heroin trade. he had survived two previous assassination attempts. >> we were joined earlier from kandahar by our correspondent who had more on the circumstances of karzai's death. "certainly, this was an inside job. the witnesses say that a man who was a longtime aide of ahmad wali karzai who commanded some checkpoints near the home, apparently the assassin ask for a private audience. three shots rang out behind closed doors. he was dead at the scene. many of his aides doubt the taliban's responsibility. this might have been some kind of personal grudge. >> even if this was an inside job, what does this tell us about the stability in southern afghanistan? >> things are very fragile and even more fragile on now that ahmad wali karzai is gone. he helped to keep together so much of kandahar. the coalition forces are more and more depe
NBC
Jul 18, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. >>> this was the last day in afghanistan for america's best-known general, david petraeus, who transferred command of u.s. and nato led troops to his replacement, general john allen. a west point graduate with a princeton phd, easily the most celebrated modern day general officer is leaving to run the cia as the u.s. prepares for a gradual drawdown from afghanistan. >>> when we come back here tonight, new research on head injuries and dementia and alzheimer's and a group that the researchers are most concerned about tonight. >>>, and later, they may have come up short in the end, but the u.s. women's world cup team members are still american idols. >>> we're back, as promised, with news that may help solve a mystery. researchers set out to see what happened later in life to those americans who served in vietnam. what they found, presented today at the annual meeting of the alzheimer's association, is that head injuries during that war may be linked to dementia years later. and the findings could mean a frightening scenario, of course, for veterans of our current dual wars. thousands of them have come h
NBC
Jul 27, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, nbc news, oslo, norway. >>> as the u.s. prepares to withdraw troops from afghanistan, another setback to report tonight. a suicide bombing has killed the mayor of kandahar, afghanistan's second largest city. the mayor who, by the way, was a dual afghan-u.s. citizen was killed when an assassin detonated explosives hidden in his turban as the mayor met with tribal elders. >>> we have been reporting this week on the famine affecting millions in the horn of africa. today, a plane carrying the first airlift of urgently needed nutritional supplements landed in somalia. the shipment will be distributed to medical facilities to help starving children. >>> when we come back, the troubled life and far too early death of an olympian we got to know in vancouver. speedy as he was, he couldn't outrun his demons. >>> and later, closing the doors of an american institution after more than 100 years. >>> the games will be ready. the taxis will be ready. and all of the people of london will be ready to welcome the world's finest athletes to the greatest games that have ever been held in the greatest ci
NBC
Jul 29, 2011 11:00pm PDT
from afghanistan is hoping bay area doctors can work their magic. >>> the annual event really stinks. but this year's garlic festival is about more than just good food. while the bay area gets ready for gilroy, we'll tell you and something going on behind the scenes. >> fetch, roll over, play dead, can your dog match this? >>> good evening, i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. tonight, we're dropping to 58 here in the south bay. ro'll talk about thunderstorhe c weekend a for your comi up.co >>> violence in afghanistan is on the rise with insurgents trying to regain territory lost to the u.s.-led coalition. u.s. troops are facing a combat zone that's riddled with roadside bombs. one veteran, though, survived the attacks and lived to tell. he's back home, a triple amputee. but now he could lose something else, and this time right here on u.s. soil. and it turns out he's not alone. jean elle has more on a hidden injury veterans are facing. >> i was with a patrol, just like another rifleman. >> reporter: 19-year-old lance corporal ortiz was working as a combat photographer for the u.s.
KICU
Jul 1, 2011 7:00pm PDT
will pay the $250,000 agreement. >>> a bay area marine, back home from the frontlines of afghanistan, his story on this independence day weekend, straight ahead. >>> as the weather warms up this weekend something for beachgoers to think about as they traverse to sand. the new warning about what is below the surface. >>> the warm up has arrived. coming up a growing group of cities that'll be in the 90s for tomorrow and highlight the hottest day of the holiday weekend ♪ ♪ free access to chase atm's wherever you are. that's a step forward. chase customers can avoid atm fees with over 16,000 nationwide. take a step forward and chase what matters. . >>> crews are working to repair a water main break. the view here from news chopper 2 a short time later shows water and mud along the road. east bay mud spokesman says 100 customers initially lost water and everything should be repaired by 8:00 tonight. it is unknown what caused the pipe to break. >>> audacity of hope, shown here, was forced to return to a greek port today. nine activists were killed last year. activists claim two of the nin
CBS
Jul 13, 2011 4:00am PDT
awarded the medal of honor to an army ranger who served in afghanistan. in 2008 sergeant first class low rye petrie and his team were caught in a fire fight. he was shot in both legs and when a grenade landed next to him, he grabbed it but it exploded blowing off his right hand. his heroic acts saved the lives of two of his comrades. >> whenever you have a chance or opportunity to thank them, shake their hand, give them a pat on the back for the job they've done because they've earned it, that's the greatest reward any service member can get is a simple thank you. >> sergeant petrie is the second living active duty member from iraq or afghanistan to receive the nation's highest military award. >>> we'll have more of sergeant petrie's amazing story coming up on "the early show." i'm betty nguyen. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪ there's another way to minimize litter box odor: purina tidy cats. tidy cats premium line of litters now works harder to help neutralize odors in multiple-cat homes. and our improved formula also helps eliminate dust. so it's easier than ever to keep your house
CBS
Jul 17, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, nearly a month ago he was in cuba for more work. in afghanistan, another blow to the rule of president karzai today. they gunned down his most precious aide. karzai's half-brother was assassinated early last week. in eastern afghanistan, nato helicopter air strikes today hit a school where insurgents were said to have gathered. at least ten insurgents were killed. there were no youngsters in school at the time. remember the days when the marine corps advertised it was "looking for a few good men"? well, times have changed, and today marines are recruiting women as well. there seems to be no limit as to how high they can go. this is tonight's "sunday cover": a new commanding officer with a legendary marine corps post. this is parris island, south carolina. as the sign makes clear on the way in, here is where they make marines. now this marine factory has a new foreman. >> what i'd ask you to do is... >> reporter: or forewoman, brigadier general loretta reynolds. when you found out you were getting this post, what was your first reaction? >> there are times now that i wake up in the morn
MSNBC
Jul 7, 2011 5:30am EDT
the democratic experiment continues in afghanistan. now, before you laugh, jefferson frank franklin used to throw their shoes at each overall the time. first let's get to the news. here at 5:30 a.m. you're at 30 rock. >>> in a few hours the president will meet at the white house with senate leaders. the meeting comes as today's "washington post" reports the president is considering major changes in social security and medicare as part of that deal. that, though, in exchange for republican support for new tax revenue. he says the president's plan will cut more 2457b trillion over the next ten years. that's up from the original plan of $2 trillion in savings. this comes after president obama held his first-ever twitter town hall yesterday where he continued to push pressure on capitol hill to get a deal done. >> i don't thirg we should even get to the constitutional issue. congress has a responsibility to make sure we pay our bills. we've paid them in the past. the notion that the u.s. is going to default on its debt is just irresponsible, and my expectation is that over the next week to two weeks
PBS
Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm PDT
taken over command in afghanistan pledging to complete the u.s. exit strategy by 2014. allen received a flag of the international security assistance force from his predecessor general david petraeus in kabul on monday. petraeus will become director of the u.s. intelligence agency later this year. >> i will continue to support in every way possible the recruiting with, the training, the preparation and equipping and the fielding and the employment of the afghan national security forces. >> the first of the 100,000 u.s. forces stationed in afghanistan have already withdrawn from the country. in some parts of afghanistan, secured authority has been transferred to local governments. the. security situation remains volatile. an aide of hamid karsai was killed and his brother was shot last week. s. >>> next are our series "the road ahead." we face the struggles facing japan's fisheries. japan used to have one of the largest fisheries. it accounted for more than 24% of the nation's production. but the earthquake and tsunami changed everything. the nation's fishery suffered over $15 billion
PBS
Jul 13, 2011 12:30am PDT
and afghanistan. leading the u.s. back under a grant. it is 11:00 a.m. here in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. here in london. broadcasting to people around the world. news international has intensified with fresh criticism from the former prime minister gordon brown. in an interview with the bbc mr. brown claimed that the sunday brown newspaper hired criminals to get his financial and medical records and he was left in tears after the signing gave information about his son's a cystic fibrosis. ministers will discuss whether to call on plans for rupert murdoch's bid for the bskyb to be abandoned. this report from our deputy political editor does contain flash cryptography. >> here is gordon again in downing street with his daughter elisabeth next to him. and their top editor, rebekah brooks, the red hat on the right. for years a team brown stayed close. no more. the smiles fell away. using criminals to investigate his private life. >> i had my bank accounts broken into. ilesd my lawyers' f blanked. my tax returns went missing at one point. medical records have been broken into. i do not know how al
PBS
Jun 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
at their political enemies. owen bennett jones, bbc news, beirut. >> french journalist held captive in afghanistan have been talking about the release. >> one of two of the hostages released on wednesday by the taliban has told the bbc he believes a deal was done to secure their freedom. he suggested that at least two afghan prisoners are freed. the taliban said earlier that several of their members had been released from jail. back on french soil at last, the two journalists arrived at a military air force on thursday morning after their 547-day ordeal as prisoners of the taliban in afghanistan. the two men said the conditions they were subjected to were grim. but insist they were never abused. >> we haven't been mistreated, beaten or attacked. but we were locked up for 23 hours and 45 minutes out of 24 hours. we could go to the toilets twice a day, once at dawn and once in the evening. >> the three employees and their interpret wrr taken hostage by armed militants on december 30, 2009. at the time, they were filming in northeast afghanistan. on november, 2010, a video message of the men was rele
PBS
Jul 7, 2011 12:30am PDT
, and welcome. and the u.k., lawyers for the relatives of british soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan say the police have warned their clients their funds may have been hacked into by the news of the world, the tabloid newspaper at the center of a hacking scandal. news corp. said it would be absolutely appalled and horrified if the allegations prove true. its owner, rupert murdoch, has ordered full cooperation with the police investigation. >> yes, there was even worse to come. the relatives of soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan have been warned their funds may have been hacked. they joined the families of those whose loved ones were blown apart on 7/7. >> my mind went back to 2005 and the emotional turmoil that we were in. and that somebody was listening to that, it is a violation. >> also on the list of possible targets, the parents of wholey and jessica. and of course, the parents of those who were given false hope that she was still alive when her voice messages were deleted after her phone was allegedly attacked. last night, the prime minister returned from afghanistan to learn
PBS
Jul 5, 2011 2:30pm PDT
the british people deserve a deadline. we have been in helmand province since 2006, in afghanistan since early 2001. i believe the afghan government, the afghan people, the afghan army deserve to have a deadline so they can plan properly towards a transition. >> so, it is over to the afghan forces. in the village, the police seem willing to help themselves to food, just like the taliban. we did find the taliban ammunitions-in a melon patch -- ammunition stash in a melon patch. the soldiers have not gone away. they were sniping on a mission that we joined. there is still a big problem with corruption. the question now, will the afghans be able to do the job the british soldiers have been doing as they start to leave? >> for more on these challenges and calls for an even quicker drawdown of u.s. troops, i spoke earlier with a former adviser to the u.s. military in afghanistan. so, seth, have david cameron asking the taliban to stop fighting, put down their weapons, join the political process. what do you think the chances are that might happen? >> there are elements of the taliban and other insu
PBS
Jul 12, 2011 2:30pm PDT
from washington. assassinated in afghanistan, president karzai's half-brother is killed. who will fill the powerful politicians shoes? -- politician's shoes? former prime minister gordon brown is accusing them of breaking the law to gain access to his personal details. the u.s. is digging fast to catch up on rare-earth minerals. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. it was a brutal attack in afghanistan today which claimed the life of president hamid karzai's half-brother, one of the country's most powerful and controversial politicians. the head of the provincial council had been accused of involvement in dealing with the taliban. yet the taliban is claiming responsibility for the assassination, which has opened a power vacuum in the country. this is our report. >> ahmad wali karzai live behind layers of security. he had many enemies. today, his enemy was his end. assassins struck here at his home. a trusted assassin, a bodyguard. another bodyguard shot of a killer dead. it was too late, ahmad wali karzai died almost immediately and the news traveled fast
PBS
Jul 22, 2011 2:30pm PDT
and afghanistan has made it the focus of al qaeda threat in the past. >> on the surface it is a very unusual target. al qaeda is trying to hit softer, more powerful role targets other than america and britain. >> tonight, soldiers are on the streets of oslo and norway's government is holding crisis meetings. there is shock that the city's peace could be shattered like this. >> and just a brief time ago, president obama spoke about these attacks with the new zealand -- with new zealand's prime minister. >> i want to personally extend my condolences to the people of norway, and it is a reminder that the entire international community has a stake in preventing this kind of terror. we have to work cooperatively both on intelligence and in terms of prevention. >> joining me now to discuss the motivation of who might have been behind the attacks as the former u.s. deputy national security adviser who is currently at the center for strategic and international studies. thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> why would note -- norway bbea target for attacks? >> it is a peaceful country, but it h
NBC
Jul 4, 2011 12:00pm EDT
they fought for. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> soldiers in afghanistan celebrated the fourth of july with a special flag raising ceremony. they listened to speeches and sang patriotic songs. two weeks ago, president barack obama announced plans for an initial withdrawal of 10,000 troops from afghanistan by the end of the year, with another 32,000 by the end of 2012. as of late may, 1610 americans have been killed in the war in afghanistan spit and attempted robbery in dundalk leads to a stabbing that sent one man to the hospital. the victim was stabbed at rolling road around 10:00 last night. the man was taken to johns hopkins and his condition was unknown this noon. no word on a suspect or possible motive. baltimore city police are looking for the person who was -- who shot a man in east baltimore a man was walking at the 1600 block of around 9:30 sunday morning when he was shot in the head. the victim was taken the hospital, where he is in stable condition. as the gunmen who shot a man several times in northeast baltimore is still at large, investigators believe that the 27-year-ol
NBC
Jul 24, 2011 11:00am EDT
decisions on the debt and afghanistan the last few weeks and all the while the geniuses who ran his 2008 campaign have been huddled with their maps and polls, figuring out how to put together a repeat victory. what's the anatomy of a re-election win for obama. he has 4-5, 81% of the people who voted for him last night according to a june nbc poll. what happened to the other 20% of obama's 2008 voters and how does he win them back? let's look at three skenl elements in the anatomy of the obama electorate. in the 2008 exit polls, obama got 66% of voters under 30. now he has just 56% of the under 30's. good? maybe not good enough. another key in the anatomy, suburban voters. any 08 exit polls, 50% of suburbanites went for obama. now he's down to 141%. final will laveragee pin in the obama win n '08 he had 52% of independents. now he has just 43% of independents. john, you wrote game changer about how he did it last time. how do they put, the geniuses out there in chicago and washington, humenty dumpty together again? >> they will be happy to hear you calling them geniuses for sure. the plac
CBS
Jul 27, 2011 7:00pm EDT
afghanistan. the city's mayor was assassinated by a suicide bomber who hit a bomb-- hid a bomb in his turbin. cbs news correspondent mandy clark interviewed the mayor when she was in kandahar and included him in a story about an american soldier who is playing an unusual role there. here's her report. >> reporter: jim crawford may not look like it, but he's a u.s. army major, part of a program called "afghan hands," designed to mentor government officials. >> hey, how's it going? >> how you been? >> good, good. >> reporter: to break down barriers he wears local clothing and a full beard, mike most afghan men. when we visited kandahar earlier this month, crawford was anxious to introduce us to the city's mayor, ghulam haider hamidi. >> there are a lot of good afghans here working and working very hard and risking their life. he's one of them. so the people here are really lucky to have him as mayor. >> reporter: that luck ran out today. a suicide bomber got into the same corridor as the city hall the mayor had guide us through. on that day he told us he was fatalistic about the dangers he fac
PBS
Jul 12, 2011 5:00am EDT
. hello. the half-brother of afghanistan's president karzai has been killed and an attack and the south of the country. ahmad wali karzai, one of the powerful men and southern afghanistan, was shot dead inside his house reportedly by his bodyguard. she was head of the provincial council and kandahar. there were previous attempts on his life. our correspondent joins us from kabul. quentin, not the first attempt on his life, but what more can you tell us? >> he was killed by his longtime friend, a trusted head of security. killed by 2 gunshot wounds earlier this morning. the taliban has said that they carried out the attack. they have been successful and kandahar at assassinating leaders in the past year. the talibsaan say this is one of their biggest achievements in 10 years of war. i was speaking to a u.s. official who said she was a controversial official. they knew about the allegations of drug dealing. as a result of his death, there are worries about what might happen in kandahar. >> does it change karzai's position of strength? >> he was a key figure in the fight against the taliba
FOX
Jul 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
.s. and nay toe forces in afghanistan have a new commander -- nato forces in afghanistan have a new commander. general david petraeus handed over command of the war to marine general john allen. pet yous is returning to washington to direct the -- petraeus is returning to washington to direct the cia. today's handover comes as the u.s. starts pulling troops out of afghanistan and gradually transferring security to local forces. >>> up next were maryland voters told to stay away from polls on election day? the robocall controversy goes to court and one of the people facing criminal charges speaks out. >>> plus check out some of the other stories on our rundown tonight. the news edge at 11:00 is coming right back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  >>> it's been months since the last race for governor for maryland ended, but the controversy over thousands it of robocalls made election day is just heating up. two political consultants working for former governor robert ehrlich are facing criminal charges. fox 5's laura evans reports. >> was there in any way an
CBS
Jul 3, 2011 11:30am EDT
doing afghanistan and bin laden and the greek crisis. you stay here! let's get it done. >> but, mr. obama himself has spent considerable time outside the nation's capital. obama was in brazil on march 19 when he announced his authorization of "limited military action" in libya. for that matter, he has been away from washington for a large part of the this 2 1/2 years as president. according to figures compiled at the end of 2010 by cbs reporter mark knoller, obama's first 23 months in office saw 70 days on foreign trips and 58 days on vacation trips. he's gambled at a pace to present himself as a statesman. above the scramble of something disagreeable called washington. >>> question, with regard to obama's leadership on domestic issues, what hasn't emerges from his issue, what pattern e pledges his first -- >> first of all, i don't think anyone thinks this president is not a hard worker. and he went after the congress to what a ridiculous work schedules where the house and the senate take different breaks, so you can't deal with the congress as a whole for half the time. and they w
CSPAN
Jul 2, 2011 3:00pm EDT
occupation, especially, afghanistan, especially, iraq and increasingly, the spillover of afghanistan into pakistan is causing a huge number of attacks there. and so what's been occurring is not just a large number of suicide attacks but a large number of anti-american-inspired suicide attacks. >> so besides the obvious policy of pulling out, is there another policy? >> absolutely. >> to prevent this. >> because pulling out, simply abandons our interests, ignores our interests. what this book suggests is a middle ground policy called offshore balancing. offshore balancing continues to pursue our core security interests and obligations in overseas regions but does so with over the horizon, naval power, intelligence assets, relies on economic assets and political tools and this is the core policy that we pursue as the united states for decades in major regions of the world, such as the middle east with great success, and we should return to this policy. >> can you give us specifics about how we should pursue the policy in the middle east. >> in the 1970s and '80s, the united states had
CSPAN
Jul 11, 2011 12:00am EDT
're fighting today as in iraq, as in afghanistan, that in the end the resolution of this will be a political matter, and you say that's wrong. the first order of business in winning a war is to kill the enemy fighters. greg forthright's statement, but none goes against the grain. i ask you to look at afghanistan today and assess whether that approach of killing enemy fighters is going to lead us to something that could be called a military solution. >> guest: yes, i do, but i'm not saying the military solution is the only part of the solution that matters, but there has to be that military solution. there has to be the imposition of the enemy that you're going to get killed if you go up against the americans. i think that's what is happening in afghanistan now. there's something of this in the iraq in the awakening of the sunnies to the rest of the country, the idea that this is a tribal battle, but the americans turned out to be the strongest tribe. i think to some degree that's not being enthrusted upon the various almosts and others there afghanistan, but, of course, that's in the middle
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